L. Linkevičius meets Iranian Ambassador, discusses topical issues of bilateral cooperation and implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal
On 30 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Iranian Ambassador to Lithuania Masoud Edrisi Kermanshahi and discussed bilateral cooperation, the implementation of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran, and other relevant international issues.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister underlined the European Union member states’ resolve to maintain JCPOA, but noted the need for a more in-depth discussion. L. Linkevičius called on Tehran to discuss more openly the most relevant international security issues, including Iran's ballistic missile program, its role in the Middle East, and activities in Europe. According to the Foreign Minister, the European Union is committed to a constructive dialogue on regional issues, arms programs, and human rights.
The meeting also discussed the opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations, issues of economic cooperation between Lithuania and Iran, the cultural dialogue, student exchange, and tourism development.
On 10 September 1991, Iran officially acknowledged the restoration of Lithuania’s independence by confirming the validity of the Treaty of 1930 between the Republic of Lithuania and the Persian Empire. Lithuania and Iran formally established their diplomatic relations on 4 November 1993.